Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kyoto-Japan by Tour Guide Tomoko H. (Guide #7534)


Roland Portmann

Switzerland
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Tour: #69859, Kyoto Golden Course full day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Feb 20/20

It was a very nice tour. All of our special wishes became true. We saw some of the really most importants things to see in Kyoto. Tomoko gave us also very good tips, what to do on the next days in Kyoto. The tour helped us, to understand the japanise thinking a little bit more. We where really happy with the quite long day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Roland-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving such a good rating and nice comment. I'm very glad that you enjoyed my tour and Kyoto very much. It was my pleasure to be helpful for you to understand Japanese culture. Thank you! Tomoko

Aviva Figler

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 16/20

Aviva Figler

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 15/20

We hired Tomoko for 2 days while in Japan. Not one moment of disappointment. One day was spent in her hometown of Kyoto and the other in Osaka. Everything we asked for during our 2 days of touring was accomplished and it was so very enjoyable! She brought us to interesting shrines, sites, rock gardens, temples and she found us amazing food to try (the Kyoto sushi restaurant was amazing and our crab lunch in Osaka equally so)! (she's also an incredible jazz singer - such a renaissance woman!).

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aviva-san, Thank you so much for hiring me for 2 days and giving me such a high rating and wonderful comment. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tours with me a lot. I myself enjoyed being with you, so nice people! I hope you will come back to Kyoto someday in the future to see more. Thank you very much again! Tomoko

Misty Scolamieri

United States
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Tour: #74630, Kyoto Half-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jan 3/20

We loved Tomoko's tour of Kyoto's Sannenzaka District, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and Gion District. Tomoko was knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating throughout. Her passion for traditional Japanese culture made the tour very special and memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Misty-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me such a good rating and kind comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed my half-day tour. I hope you will have another chance to visit Kyoto! Tomoko

Reema Shah

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 27/19

We had an amazing time. Highly recommend - great for families (kids and adults)!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Reema-san, Thank you very much for having me for two days and such a quick and nice feedback. I'm very glad that you enjoyed my tours. I also enjoyed being with your wonderful family. I hope you will come back to see more. I hope you will enjoy skiing to your heart's content.

April Hladczuk

United States
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Tour: #153431, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour - Half Day, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

Tomoko was wonderful. Not only was she incredibly knowledgeable but she was a delight to spend time with. She was so friendly and volunteered information and answered questions about so many aspects of Japanese culture. She went way above and beyond in so many ways.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear April-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you enjoyed my tours in Nara and Kyoto. I hope you will have another chance to come back to see more attractive places and things. Tomoko

Shaye Gaviglio

Australia
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Tour: #74630, Kyoto Half-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 15/19

We had a great morning in Kyoto with Tomoko. She was very flexible and accommodating to our needs and interests. She was also very friendly, knowledgable and passionate about this city. Thank you Tomoko.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shaye-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope you could enjoy the tea ceremony after the tour. Tomoko

Kamille Marie Geson

Philippines
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Tour: #69859, Kyoto Golden Course full day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Tomoko-san is very accommodating. We were late by 20 mins for the meet-up, coming from Osaka to Kyoto for a day trip, nonetheless, we still had our 8-hour tour. She is very knowledgeable of each site we visited. Information she gave were clear and straight to the point, adding questions to get us thinking and be curious. Her suggestions for time-management were on point; we got to see 4 world heritage sites! She taught & accompanied us to the right train platform bound for Osaka which we are thankful for!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kamille-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me such a wonderful feedback! I'm very glad that you enjoyed Kyoto tour with me. If you have another chance to visit Kyoto, and if I can show you more attractive things in Kyoto, I'll be very happy. Thank you again! Tomoko

Nathalie Onghena

Belgium
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 25/19

Tomoko was the perfect guide! We only had one full day in Kyoto and she made it possible to guide us to all must see's on my list. We get a perfect explanation about what we saw, the history. She showed us the right picture places and the nicest restaurants... Thank you so much Tomoko for the unforgettable day! Nathalie

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nathalie-san, Thank you for joining my tour and for a nice feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. I hope that you will come back to Kyoto to see more. Tomoko

Misty Wilkins

United States
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Tour: #74630, Kyoto Half-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 7/19

Tomoko was a wonderful guide, and made my short time in Kyoto a very pleasant experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Misty-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me such a nice feedback. I'm very glad that you enjoyed my Kyoto tour though it was only a half day. I hope you can come back some day to see more of Kyoto. Tomoko H

Deborah Singleton

Australia
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 4/19

Our family of 7 which included kids (10,12, 14) and grandparents (one who recently had a knee replacement), went on 2 tours with Tomo, a 1/2 day and full day, both customised for Kyoto. We wished she had more days available to show us around. She did a splendid job helping us navigate around Kyoto and showing us her beautiful city. Tomo is patient, organised and thoughtful, everything you want in a tour guide. If she's available, make sure you book her. Tomo is the best.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debrah-san, Thank you so much for having me for 2 days with you and giving me such a wonderful comment. I'm very happy that you enjoyed my tours. I was very glad when I saw your children smiling. I hope you can come back to Kyoto again. I'd love to see you again. Tomoko

Ian Le Marquand

Canada
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 3/19

Carl Wand

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

Tomoko was easy to understand, her knowledge of Kyoto history extensive, and her ability to impart her knowledge was unbelievable. She was kind enough to send a wealth of information for us to consider because she cares that people get the best experience they can get when coming to Kyoto. She even goes the extra mile to tell you where to stand to get your best photo opportunities. Her recommendation of places to see were excellent. Tomoko is AMAZING! She is everything you would want in a guide AND MORE!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Carl-san, Thank you very much for your very kind comment and high rating on my tour. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. I remember I also had a very good time with you! I hope that you will have another opportunity to visit Kyoto! Tomoko

Deborah Singleton

Australia
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Tour: #74630, Kyoto Half-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Nov 1/19

Our family of 7 which included kids (10,12, 14) and grandparents (one who recently had a knee replacement), went on 2 tours with Tomo, a 1/2 day and full day, both customised for Kyoto. We wished she had more days available to show us around. She did a splendid job helping us navigate around Kyoto and showing us her beautiful city. Tomo is patient, organised and thoughtful, everything you want in a tour guide. If she's available, make sure you book her. Tomo is the best.

Rick Berg

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 27/19

My wife and I have traveled to many parts of the world. Tomoko may well be the best guide we have experienced. She is knowledgable, well organized, and very accommodating. One of the exceptional characteristics of Tomoko is her wonderful disposition. It is great to be with someone who is fun and frequently smiling. We were a group of six and all thought Tomoko was exceptional. We started with a tour guide and left with a dear friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick-san, Thank you very much for having me for 4 days and giving me such a wonderful feedback. It was my pleasure to be with you in Nara, Kyoto, Himeji and Hiroshima. Thank you for giving me such a good opportunity of having tours with you. You were wonderful people. I hope you have another chance to come back to Kyoto and other areas of Japan. Tomoko

Rick Berg

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

My wife and I have traveled to many parts of the world. Tomoko may well be the best guide we have experienced. She is knowledgable, well organized, and very accommodating. One of the exceptional characteristics of Tomoko is her wonderful disposition. It is great to be with someone who is fun and frequently smiling. We were a group of six and all thought Tomoko was exceptional. We started with a tour guide and left with a dear friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick-san, It was my pleasure to be with you in Nara, Kyoto, Himeji and Hiroshima. Thank you for giving me such a good opportunity of having tours with you. You were wonderful people. I hope you have another chance to come back to Kyoto and other areas of Japan. Tomoko

Rick Berg

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 25/19

My wife and I have traveled to many parts of the world. Tomoko may well be the best guide we have experienced. She is knowledgable, well organized, and very accommodating. One of the exceptional characteristics of Tomoko is her wonderful disposition. It is great to be with someone who is fun and frequently smiling. We were a group of six and all thought Tomoko was exceptional. We started with a tour guide and left with a dear friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick-san, It was my pleasure to be with you in Nara, Kyoto, Himeji and Hiroshima. Thank you for giving me such a good opportunity of having tours with you. You were wonderful people. I hope you have another chance to come back to Kyoto and other areas of Japan. Tomoko

Rick Berg

United States
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Tour: #153431, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 24/19

My wife and I have traveled to many parts of the world. Tomoko may well be the best guide we have experienced. She is knowledgable, well organized, and very accommodating. One of the exceptional characteristics of Tomoko is her wonderful disposition. It is great to be with someone who is fun and frequently smiling. We were a group of six and all thought Tomoko was exceptional. We started with a tour guide and left with a dear friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rick-san, It was my pleasure to be with you in Nara, Kyoto, Himeji and Hiroshima. Thank you for giving me such a good opportunity of having tours with you. You were wonderful people. I hope you have another chance to come back to Kyoto and other areas of Japan. Tomoko

Christoph R.

Germany
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Tour: #153431, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour - Half Day, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 23/19

Lisa Polansky

United States
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Tour: #74630, Kyoto Half-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

Tomoka San was very knowledgeable and organized. She was open to our requests and also had set itineraries. We enjoyed our half day tour so very much and would highly recommend hiring Tomoko for your tour in Kyoto. Also, her English was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me such a kind feedback. I'm very glad that you enjoyed my tour. I myself enjoyed being with you. I hope you will have another chance to come back to Kyoto. Tomoko

Paula Misaki Vincent

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 14/19

We had the BEST time with Tomoko. She had paid attention to everything we said we hoped to see and experience in Kyoto's cultural arts, she researched various mueums, exhibits and displays, and she showed us the best time! The places she took us to were places that other people really don't know about and were such treasures. She made this a very memorable trip for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Paula-san, Thank you very much for having me as your guide. Your requests were different from what I usually do, but thanks to that, I could know a new place which was very good. I'm very glad you liked the places we visited and that you enjoyed the tour with me. Thank you very much for your kind comment, too. Tomoko

Robbie Harmer

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 11/19

Tomoko was absolutely wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable. Friendly. Helpful. Sweet. Flexible. Accommodating. I'd highly recommend her as a tour guide to anyone! You won't regret it!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rob-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving me such a kind comment. I enjoyed being with you! I hope you will have another chance to come back to Kyoto. Tomoko

Richelle Akimow

Canada
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 10/19

Tomoko H was an incredible tour guide! The amount we saw in one day of Kyoto was incredible. We didn't give her any guidance other than "a couple of must see spots" and "something locals do" and she filled our day with amazing experiences. Her knowledge of the region is vast, her English was excellent and she was a joy to be around for the 6 hours we were together.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Richelle-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving such nice comment! I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour. I was also enjoying being with you. I wish if I'd like to be with you again if you have another chance to visit Kyoto or other places in Japan. Thank you! Tomoko

Clifford Link

United States
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Tour: #153431, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour - Half Day, Nara, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 8/19

Tomoko is wonderful, kind and personable. She knew exactly where to take us in Nara, even on a rainy day. We could not imagine doing any tour without her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clifford-san, Thank you so much for joining my tour and giving such nice comment. I'm very glad that you enjoyed Nara. I also enjoyed touring Nara with you. Thank you very much again. Tomoko

Clifford Link

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 7/19

Tomoko is genuinely wonderful and kind. It was remarkable how knowledgeable she is about Kyoto and overall Japan. It would have been impossible to have enjoyed Kyoto without her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Clifford-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour in Kyoto. I'm very glad that you enjoyed Kyoto. I also enjoyed being your guide. I hope you will come back to Kyoto someday. Tomoko

Martin Guest

Toronto, ON, Canada
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Tour: #69859, Kyoto Golden Course full day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Oct 2/19

Michael Channick

United States
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Tomoko is an excellent tour guide in every way. She is knowledgeable, communicative, friendly and goes out of her way whenever possible to make her tour more meaningful. In addition, she is a genuinely nice person and a pleasure to spend time with. And don't forget to ask her to sing for you. She is a very good jazz/standard vocalist!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michael-san, Thank you so much for joining my tour and giving me such a wonderful comment! I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tours. I myself had a very good time with you. I hope you will have another chance to come back to Japan someday. Tomoko

Veronica G.

United States
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Tour: #74630, Kyoto Half-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 24/19

Tomoko is an excellent licensed tour guide that we would highly recommend. Our preferences and meeting location were agreed a couple of days before the tour. She planned in shops, food locations and historic sites based on her conversations with us as we toured. We also learned how to use the local bus service which was very useful for the rest of our stay. At the end of our tour she gave suggestions for other sites and a restaurant we'd be interested in and they were all great!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Veronica-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and for your kind comment on my tour. I'm very glad that you enjoyed my tour. I also enjoyed being with you! I hope you will have another chance to visit Kyoto in the future. Tomoko

Julian O'Donnell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #153415, Tomoko's Customized Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Tomoko was brilliant. She took us all around the areas we requested and made wonderful suggestions for some areas we would never have found by ourselves. Her knowledge of the area history was good and she explained so much to us, such a wonderful day with a wonderful lady. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Julian-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour. I'm very glad that you enjoyed it. I also enjoyed being with you, so nice people!! I hope you liked Kyoto and will come back some day. Thank you again!! Tomoko

Pierre Fortin

Canada
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Tour: #74630, Kyoto Half-day Private Tour, Kyoto, Japan    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

Very nice and knowledgeable. Kids appreciated the tour. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pierre-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour and giving nice comment. I'm glad that I had opportunity to be with your family I hope you will have a chance to come back to Kyoto. Tomoko